I happily spent a good part of last year photographing destinations for Starwood Luxury Collection Hotels. I traveled to Europe, South America, Asia and the US to capture the people, landscapes, interiors and details that make each country unique. I am their ‘Global Explorer’, and on this site my photos, descriptions and voice narration are featured: http://www.luxurycollectionexplorers.com/
I spent a couple of hours shooting passers by in the Omotesando neighborhood of Tokyo. With the help of my guide, I approached people and asked if I could shoot them. One of my favorites is the shot of handsome Tetsuya surrounding by a group of school kids. As I was shooting him alone, a group of students passed with their teacher, and I pleaded with them to stop and join in the photo.
This is not my first time to the city; once I came for pleasure, and once I came to shoot a story for Departures Magazine about the culture and Argentina’s obsession with beef. I am eager to revisit some of the places I enjoyed most in the past like La Cabrera and Casa Cruz in Palermo, El Obrero, and Patagonia Sur owned by Francis Mallman.